Government called on to create national disaster data platform
A roundtable of businesses and insurers has said a national platform could help make use of valuable information on natural disasters currently held by several organisations that can be difficult to access.
Industry body responds to questions over insurer premium pricing
An industry body has addressed concerns raised about insurers’ transparency over premium pricing, saying it is already being examined.
Insurer to reward effective and inventive risk management initiatives
Do you have a great risk management story about a client? It could win you and your client a coveted prize.
Praise for privatisation of CTP scheme
News that a CTP scheme has been privatised has been welcomed by the industry, which it states will benefit the consumer, taxpayer and government.
North Queensland premiums reasonable, government actuary finds
A report has found that premiums in North Queensland are not unreasonably high, though insurers are reluctant to take on new business.
State governments move on disaster mitigation and stamp duty
The insurance industry has welcomed big, long-called for moves by two state governments to ease pressure faced by policyholders.
Duty of disclosure to become stricter for policyholders under new law
Policyholders will come under strict instructions to uphold their duty of disclosure to insurers, and new legislative amendments are to be put in place to help insurers enforce this.
Ride-sharing craze presents insurance grey area
A new ride-sharing craze which started in the States, swept through the UK, and has now landed in Australia, could see motorists not only burning rubber but their fingers, too.
Target, eBay hacks: lessons for brokers
Cyber expert Tony Busseri details the lessons and concrete actions brokers and insurers can take in the face of regular massive cyber attacks.
Falling optimism in Australia could impact insurance sales
Experts say the latest Federal Budget is the toughest since 1996, and this is manifesting in falling Aussie optimism that could potentially affect insurance sales.